Young Ambassadors

Todd Joseph

Todd has spent the last 10 years developing a speciality in biomedical devices with clinical expertise in interventional cardiology, cardiac electrophysiology, and heart failure. Todd is driven by an interest in expanding access to healthcare in the developing world by more effectively allocating medical technology resources. He is also a founding member of the New York City chapter of Engineering World Health. Todd holds a BSE in biomedical engineering and electrical engineering from Duke University, and will be joining the Class of 2018 Harvard Business School this fall.

Todd is a member of the New York Friends Council, a young professionals group in the New York City-area dedicated to raising awareness of Friends Without A Border. As a committee member, Todd has dedicated his time, talent, and spirit to helping organize various social events, such as Winter’s Always Warmer with Friends. The events have helped to raise much-needed funds for children’s healthcare in Laos and Cambodia, and have helped garner support amongst the young professional community of New York City.

Diana Cheung

Diana is a medical student at the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine and serves on the national board of the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA). She spent most of her college breaks volunteering abroad at pediatric clinics in Costa Rica and Viet Nam, and is very much looking forward to spending time at LFHC this summer. Diana graduated from Cornell University as an Iscol Scholar and completed her graduate work in systems biomedicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She hopes to become a pediatric gastroenterologist.

A great supporter of Friends, Diana often organizes community events and gatherings at her medical school to help raise awareness of Friends Without A Border and the healthcare situation in Laos. Most recently, Diana and the APAMSA planned an ice-skating event at Oyster Bay in Long Island with over 100 guests in attendance. The students raised enough money to purchase a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine for Lao Friends Hospital for Children. The machine can be absolutely lifesaving and helps children be able to breathe when suffering from asthama or other breathing or lung problems.